The latest research report shows that the infrared detector market will grow to US$683 million in 2025, during which the compound annual growth rate is expected to be 6.5%.
The high demand for infrared detectors in non-industrial verticals, especially human and motion sensing, temperature measurement, security and monitoring applications, is a key factor to promote the development of the infrared detector market.
In addition, the continuous penetration of infrared technology in gas analysis and fire detection, as well as the high popularity of uncooled infrared detectors, are also positive factors affecting the growth of the infrared detector market.
According to the wavelength, infrared detectors can be divided into near-infrared (NIR), short-wave infrared (SWIR), mid-wave infrared (MWIR), and long-wave infrared (LWIR) according to market demand. The high demand for LWIR products in the military and defense verticals is one of the main factors leading to the dominance of LWIR detectors in the market.
In addition, LWIR detectors have also been widely used in civil and commercial, aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, and healthcare industries.
The high demand for these infrared detectors in the above-mentioned industries is mainly due to their lower cost than most MWIR and SWIR detectors.
During the forecast period, non-industrial verticals will occupy the largest market share and have the highest compound annual growth rate. Military and national defense as well as civilian and commercial are the main parts of non-industrial verticals, and the demand for infrared detectors is the highest.
During the forecast period, North America is expected to occupy the largest market share. Human and motion sensing, temperature measurement, security and monitoring are the main application areas of infrared detectors in this area.
Among the above-mentioned applications, military and security, as well as civilian and commercial use are the main sources of demand for infrared detectors. The companies that provide infrared detectors have operations in this region, which has further promoted the growth of the North American market.